Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

New Retreat at Tiratanaloka: The Nature of Existence

By vajratara on Fri, 20 Dec, 2019 - 19:06

New Retreat at Tiratanaloka: The Nature of Existence

By vajratara on Fri, 20 Dec, 2019 - 19:06

Due to popular demand, we have added an extra retreat to our programme in 2020.  Our theme will be ‘The Nature of Existence’: the marks of conditioned existence, the doors of liberation and the topsy turvy views.  We will explore beauty, change, emptiness and ultimate happiness.  The material is taken from Chapter 11 of Sangharakshita’s book ‘The Three Jewels’, which we will study in groups as well as having significant portions of the retreat laid aside for meditation and reflection...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Green Tārā and the Fourth Lakṣaṇa - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 12:15

Green Tārā and the Fourth Lakṣaṇa - a new piece of writing by Sangharakshita

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 10 Jan, 2018 - 12:15

Composed during the latter part of December and completed on New Year’s Day 2018, the starting point here is the four sādhanas (sādhana is a visualisation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva figure) Sangharakshita received from one of his teachers, Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche: Mañjughoṣa, Avalokiteśvara, Vajrapāṇi, and Green Tārā, and their ‘correspondence’ (in the hermetic sense) with the lakṣaṇas, the samādhis, and the vimokṣas leading to a series of reflections on the Path of...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Online Meditations For January 2017 - Contemplating The Way Things Are

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 16:42

Online Meditations For January 2017 - Contemplating The Way Things Are

By Candradasa on Thu, 29 Dec, 2016 - 16:42

Updated, January 26th 2017: 

Hi everyone! We’re going to have to shift how we do our weekly meditations now that the new Google+ is harder to avoid. It’s not possible to make events with hangout links as we’re used to doing. 

For tomorrow’s meditation - Friday 27th at 11am EST/4pm UK - we’ll meet on Skype. Connect with user thebuddhistcentre.com then message us and we’ll add you to the call. We’ll work towards something more permanent as soon as possible!

See you for some...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Saturday workshop: Finding Freedom, Seeing Things as They Are

By shraddhavani on Fri, 18 Nov, 2016 - 15:56

Saturday workshop: Finding Freedom, Seeing Things as They Are

By shraddhavani on Fri, 18 Nov, 2016 - 15:56

Saturday December 17, 10AM - 2PM, Dh Bodhipaksa will lead an exploration of the “three marks” (or lakkhanas) that characterize our experience - impermanence, insubstantiality and unsatisfactoriness.  This class will build on the theme of our December Sunday community gatherings, offering an opportunity to explore an important topic more fully.  Register below to ensure your place. Here’s what Bodhipaksa says about what the day will cover:


“According to Buddhism, our everyday perceptions of ourselves, and of the world we live in, are...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Texture of Reality

By Rijupatha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:07

FBA Podcast: The Texture of Reality

By Rijupatha on Mon, 22 Dec, 2014 - 17:07Subscribe to the FBA Podcast

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This week’s FBA Podcast entitled “The Texture of Reality”, is an early lecture from Sangharakshita on Insight, recorded in 1966, dealing with the three marks (lakshanas) of conditioned existence and their transcendence via the three liberations (vimokshas).